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FDLP Coordinator Calendar

Task of the Month

Processing Manual

When depository shipments arrive at your library, who opens the box and how do they process the materials? Maybe it's you, a cataloger, or a student worker. Whoever it is, they should be following established procedures and those procedures should be written down. And if the person who processes is on extended vacation, who picks up the job?

If you haven't already got one, it's a great idea to have a processing manual. If you have already got one, when was the last time it was updated? Now is a good time to tackle this task.

Don't forget to ask your regional and the other depositories in your state/region if you feel stuck or aren't sure where to start! Visit the FDL Directory for their contact information.

FDLP Tip of the Month

  • Pretend you are a member of the public looking at your website. Would you know that the library is the FDLP and has government information available? Promotional ideas and materials are available on, including the sticker you should have on or near your entrance indicating that you are a Federal depository library.

Reference Resource of the Month

HUD Geospatial Data Storefront

  • Access HUD's geospatial datasets and APIs. Find content like the Location Affordability Index, School Proficiency Index, Low Transportation Cost Index, and more.

Trivia / Social Media Suggestions

Date Event
March 4, 1861 GPO opened.
March 4, 1873 First issue of the Congressional Record.
March 4, 1917 Jeannette Rankin (Montana) became the first woman to serve as a member of the U.S. Congress.

Executive Department of the Month

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Main Website
Mission "To create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all."
Established 1965
U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Marcia L. Fudge
Recommended HUD Resources

Johnson boyhood home

Located in Johnson City, Texas, this is the boyhood home of President Lyndon Johnson, who signed the Fair Housing Act of 1968 (Image source: Library of Congress).